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Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) is established to deliver Adventurous Training (AT) qualification and experience courses for Cadet Force Adults Volunteers (CFAV’s) and Senior Cadets aged 16+ from the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

They offer a wide range of challenging, inspirational, progressive and safely managed courses at all levels from basic Foundation through to Intermediate and Leader/Instructor qualifications through both the Joint Service and Nationally accredited schemes.

They provide a unique pathway for CFAV’s to gain National Governing Body (NGB) accredited Hill Walking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Trail Cycling, Skiing and Paddlesport qualifications with the intention of creating an increasing the number of AT qualified instructors/leaders with the skills and experience to deliver safe, fun and progressive activities within the ACF and CCF.

The Senior Cadets (16+) can embark on a pathway to gain basic Foundation and Intermediate skills qualification in Summer, Winter and Alpine Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Winter Climbing, Caving, Open Canoeing, Kayaking (Sea and Inland) and Skiing.

CCAT has three main UK based delivery centres, Capel Curig Training Camp located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, Halton Training Camp near Lancaster on the banks of the Rive Lune just 20 minutes south of the Lake District and Dingwall Cadet Training Centre just north of Inverness located within easy reach of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. We also use overseas bases to deliver a range of fantastic courses in Germany, France, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.

The CCAT headquarters team located at Capel Curig has a vast reservoir of AT planning experience and knowledge. They provide a free advisory service offering guidance on the planning and safe delivery of AT activities. This includes putting you in contact with registered CCAT instructors should you be searching for qualified leaders/instructors to deliver unit AT activities.

Please note: The courses are for CCF Cadets above the age of 16 only.

Further information is available from the CCF Office, or please see the following link;

For full list of Combined Cadet Force Adventurous Training courses, please click here. Please contact Mr Fox or Mr Balmer if you would like to go on any of the courses.